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Margrethe Ramirez

Weekly News!

This week in Room 15 . . .


  • Book clubs met during Reader’s Workshop.  Most clubs started a second or even third book this week.  Clubs focused on how their character changed over the course of the story, what lessons their character learned, as well as looking at author’s craft and story structure. 
  • We started listening to traditional fairy tales this week in preparation for our final writing unit: narrative: adapting and writing fairy tales.  We are working on becoming familiar with Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Cinderella.  These would be great stories to revisit at home during listen to reading if you have copies of these stories.
  • We worked on quadrilaterals, finding perimeter of regular polygons and irregular ones as well as starting to explore what area is.
  • Thank you PTA for providing Soul Shoppe this year.  We had our last session with Annie on Monday.  We had some great follow up discussions in class about qualities that make a good friend as well as the qualities we see in our classmates.
  • Thank you for the lovely surprise “tea for ‘tea’chers” on Tuesday and the delicious Italian themed lunch on Thursday.  We sure are spoiled rotten. 
  • Mrs. Gannett made another science lab visit to work more on seeds.  We will be observing changes that different types of seeds make.  Your MEF and PTA donations are appreciated.
  • Life Skills for April:  Effort and Perseverance.  I am pleased to recognize Brody, Stella, Richy, Daniel and Erin for modeling these life skills.

Volunteer Sign Ups


Our school and classroom wouldn't be the same without the help of parents like you.  


Volunteers are required to fill out paperwork, take a quiz, and bring a copy of your driver's license to the office or district office.  Click here to access the requirements.  Many people are already "cleared" with the district.  Please contact the office or myself if you are unsure of your status.


YAY!! I am pleased to announce we have seats for EVERYONE for our trip on Tuesday.  Thank you to the Murdocks,  Dave Walls, Janelle Chng, Jessica Meeks, Amy Barbarasch, Jennifer Kaufman for driving around and being tour guides for our Moraga History trip.


Thank you for all the support you provide in and out of the classroom.













Weekly Reminders

Moraga History Trip:  Tuesday, April 25th.


Remember RECORDERS on Tuesdays!


CAASPP testing takes place during the first three weeks of May.  Our class will be taking English/Language Arts tests May 2-May 4th (Tuesday-Thursday) and then taking Math tests May 9-11th  (Tuesday-Thursday) and May 15-19 will be used of testing make ups.  I appreciate students being in class during testing times. 


Rotary Field Day:  Wednesday, May 10th at JM  3-5pm.  

















Raz-Kids Reading

Raz-Kids log in: http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login The code for our class is mmramirez.  Students select their name and they each have a pass-code icon.  We have practiced using the program at school.  


I will no longer be assigning RAZ-KIDS as homework.  Students are welcome to use the program through August but it will no longer be an assignment.




Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders are placed every 3-5 weeks.  I usually send home Scholastic book fliers every month.  The due date for orders will be listed here as well as on the Scholastic website. 



Books can be ordered by visiting Scholastic and using our class code: LW9P2.